Bell Convalescent Hospital is one of four available facilities located in Bell Gardens, California. We awarded this nursing home an overall rating of B-, somewhat surprisingly somewhat surprisingly resulting in it being ranked the number one rated facility in the city. As far as we can see, this nursing home should be a good fit for most people. The best part of this place's report card was its remarkable nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 99 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

On top of earning a great overall grade, this nursing home really excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A. Our nursing score is based on several factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another one of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.449036 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. The last datapoint we looked at was its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this nursing home had 1.99 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is middle of the road in this area.

Facility Inspections

C
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Next we looked at this facility's inspection rating This is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is a middle of the road grade in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were category J through L deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to put resident health or safety in imminent harm or jeopardy. In the bigger picture, this inspection report definitely could be worse.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next area we rated is short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in that category. This is a decent grade in this category. With our short-term care score, we attempt to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 15.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Bell Convalescent Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A
2.97%
State
B+
6.95%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
B+
2.2%
State
A-
1.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
A-
0.86%
State
A-
1.69%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A+
4.82%
State
A-
10.4%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
7.45%
State
A-
14.21%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
0.97%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.2%
State
B+
94.67%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Provider
A-
10.63%
State
A-
9.21%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.

Provider
D
9.02%
State
C
12.94%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.1
State
B-
1.88
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Provider
A
9.02
State
A-
12.94
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
A+
3.14
State
B
9.82
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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